Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Picture of the Day

That's Hideki Irabu, mugging for the Gardenia, California, police station booking photo honk. 

The cops busted Typhoon Irabu for DUI, after he was ALLEGEDLY swerving in traffic and nearly hit a parked car.

Makes sense. He could nearly hit the strike zone. So he can probably nearly hit a parked car.

Reminds us of the night we drove to Binghamton to see the then-Strasburgesque phenom face the Bingotown Mets. Irabu had streaked through the Yankee system, overwhelming opponents. And the first Met struck out -- after missing a foul home run by inches. Next guy hit a ball off the centerfield wall so hard that he was held to a single. 

Hideki didn't make it out of the second inning, and the rest is history.


Earl Earl Earl Earl Earl said...

Hedeki Irabu and Kate + Eight...

jimm ny said...

Thats who that looks like, Earl you nailed it!